PROGRAMME 2 : Human Settlements

Programme 2: Human Settlements


The purpose of this programme is to develop sustainable human settlements in the Northern Cape in the context of transforming cities, towns and rural communities, through the building of cohesive, sustainable and caring communities with closer access to work and other critical amenities.



Human Settlements is in terms of the RSA Constitution (Schedule 4 A) a shared function amongst the national, provincial and local government spheres. Each sphere of government has a specific role to play in ensuring delivery of quality houses with access to basic services and integrated human settlements.


The programme derives its mandate from Schedule 4A of the Constitution of South Africa Act (Act No.108 of 1996).


The National Housing Code highlights the functions of the provincial government; which include:

  • Policy development;
  • Facilitation of housing development;
  • Intervention;
  • Planning and delivery of housing programmes;
  • Accreditation; and
  • Ensure monitoring of accredited municipalities



The programme consists of the following three sub-programmes with their purposes:

  • Housing Needs, Planning and Research
    • To facilitate and undertake housing delivery planning
  • Housing Development
    • To provide individual subsidies and housing opportunities to beneficiaries in accordance with the housing policy
  • Housing Asset Management
    • To provide for the effective management of housing


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Person responsible
Chief Director
Mr. D. Booysen
Tel: 083 390 3326
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Department Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs
Larry Moleko Louw Building
9 Cecil Sussman Road
Private Bag x5005

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